Wow, Windows XP is certainly one of the longer lived operating system from Microsoft, considering the kind of support that the software giant still provides after all these years. In fact, it is said that the Windows XP extended support will finally call it a day at the end of next year, which is a surefire signal that Microsoft has every intention of you performing an upgrade.
NetMarketShare claims that nearly 40% of all desktop computers still run on Windows XP, which goes to say a whole lot considering how Windows XP was released a dozen years ago. In fact, during that time, Microsoft did roll out a trio of major operating system updates since then, with mainstream support for Windows XP ending in 2009. However, by April next year, Microsoft will call it a day for extended support for Windows XP. You know what they say, all good things must always come to an end, and I suppose it is time to ensure that Windows XP gets a decent send off. After all, Windows 7 and of course, Windows 8 ain’t half bad themselves!
- 2014-04-16: Microsoft Discounting Windows XP Support For Enterprise
- 2014-04-14: 21% Of Windows XP Users Weren't Aware Of Support Cutoff [Survey]
- 2014-04-13: IRS Reportedly Paying Microsoft Millions For Extended Windows XP Support
- 2014-04-10: Chinese State Media Calls Microsoft Irresponsible For Ending Windows XP Support
- 2014-04-08: Google Leverages Windows XP Death To Sell More Chromebooks
- 2014-04-07: Dutch Government Also Pays Millions To Receive Windows XP Support